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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
does. at a meeting monday, mahmood ahmadinejad accused the united states of backing what he called a fake regime in israel, and that led to a walkout by israel's u.n. ambassador. >>> also monday, a wide-ranging interview with us, we asked him about the threat of an attack on iran's nuclear facilities and how his country would respond. would you retaliate against the united states if there's an attack by israel on iran? >> translator: well, by the principle of it, i don't take the threat serious. >> they're bluffing? >> translator: we don't even take them into account. i would like to ask, who's subservient to whom, the zionist to the united states government or the united states government to the zionist? >> you said that israel has no historical roots in the middle east, and the white house has now called that statement by you disgusting, offensive, and outrageous. would you like to apologize? >> translator: do they have roots? if they have roots, then just say they have roots. we don't have to fight over it. what should i apologize for? this is a technical and scientific fact, st
NBC
Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
and leadership throughout the middle east that is morphing into this rage against the united states. so i think it is here. .i think from a political point of view, i think this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could be put away as there was more of a focus on the economy. now, this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play. and here comes those presidential debates to hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack, trying to po will i ticipoliticize it. has it gone beyond the debate? >> well, we don't know yet. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more of the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so many criticisms for his statements this week criticizing the president even before the facts were not known and in the immediate wake of argue ambassador in libya. >> the republicans are not backing up. some have drawn parallels in the iranian hostage crisis under jimmy carter. is that a fair
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
crisis and leadership throughout the middle east that is morphing into a rage against the united states. i think it is here. and from a pure political point of view, this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could essentially be put away as there's more after focus on the economy and contrasting president obama with governor romney. now this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play and here come those presidential debates to really hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack trying to politicize. has it resonated beyond the republican base? >> well, we don't know yet. we'll test that out over time as we look at polling and as these two debate one another. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more on the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so much criticism for his statements this week criticizing the president even before all the facts were known and in the immediate wake of the
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
NBC
Sep 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
NBC
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
-islam internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the mu
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Sep 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
children. the attack came a day after the united states said it was designating the haqqani network, blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on western and afghan targets in kabul, a terrorist organization. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is back in washington, d.c., after being treated at the mayo clinic in arizona. jackson is spending the weekend resting at home with his wife and children. the 47-year-old began medical leave in early june. he is likely to be back at work on monday when congress returns from its summer recess. >>> and lots of kids get their hair cut so they look really good when they go back to school. however, in china, four brothers who are quadruplets had their hair cut so that their teachers could identify them. so, the kids now sport the numbers one through four on the top of their heads, corresponding to the order of their birth back in 2006. i don't know about that one, you guys. looks a little bit unfortunate. i don't know. what do you think? >> well, a tattoo would be permanent. >> well, there's only one way to find out. what do you say? come on, gu
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: certain points, if these attacks continue, the american people will say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us? >> that may be, in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, vast majority of afghans, you have lived with them, you understand these people. they are with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening, and there have been afghan who's have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been under way. because that was the only reaction that they could have taken, was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the centerpiece of general allen's mission. >> once they are there, we're going to move -- >> reporter: he has already had to success spespend training tw. shoul
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what has the country inherited. we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class feel like their economic security is where it should be, the president sho
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
in the united states has led to a wave of protests in the muslim world and many deaths, as well. the bounty offer came a day after at least 20 protesters clashed with politics in pakistan. >>> back here, the pacific northwest is on alert today over what's is being called the largest fire event for years. wildfires in washington state is burning out of control and the raging flames are only part of the problem now. the smoke is so thick, the air is being compared to a volucani eruption. doesz of people have been taken to the hospital for treatment. many schools are closed. people are being warned to relocate, stay inside or wear masks. there's no relief in sight. >>> federal official officials are warning consumers not to eat trader joe's valencia creamy salted peanut butter. trader joe's has pulled the product from its store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory. peanut butter's i.d. number is 97111. jars should be returned to any trader joe's for a full refund. >>> and the guinness book of world records has announced a new milestone. that music milestone by a south korean rapper that's
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
. that has more tweets than when the president of the united states came out in support of gay marriage which is one of the biggest hot topics of the past decade. it has more tweets than when beyonce, like the legendary beyonce, made her first tweet and even more tweets than when nasa tweeted out that we landed on the planet mars. >> wow. >> it's totally insane and going to be when we look back at the end of the year at one of the stories, that we're going to be like, wow, this was the story. >> a million tweets about it that night on "monday night football." >> it's insane. >> our last category is the it list, a couple of viral items. first up, this father. showing the pictures a little bit this morning. >> love this dad. this dad is so awesome. so, you know, we've been talking about more serious stuff and serious problems. the internet, it's all about the emotional connection you have with something, and these photos. how can you not like look at the photos and say this is so cute. like the pancakes this. dad is totally awesome. the cool thing about this is this is actually becoming a trend
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thoug into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to th
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
legal traffic stops if they have reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the pressure "show me your papers law" say had will lead to racial profiling. >> two bank robbers are on the run after they kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >> officials in costa rica are assessing the damage from a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. the quake damaged buildings and roads and blew out windows. at least 20 people were injured. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >> and kayla tausche . >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fall ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> what would you do if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person. one pizza owner got a little excited when he met president obama. he gave him a bear hug and lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? >> i think he did clear it with secret service which is a good thing. >>> and matt, al, natalie and i take a turn choosing the music of the show. the sound track of our lives. put a lot of thought into it, lot of anxiety. today is my day. >> good news for carpenters. >>> let's begin with that news. public school teachers on strike in chicago. nbc kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, from a boisterous picket sign outside ray elementary school. for the first time in 25 years, chicago teachers have gone on strike after a weekend of negotiations that went right down to the wire. after days of nonstop negotiating, chicago teachers union made this late night announcement. >> we failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike. >> reporter: a strike by the city's 29,000 public school teach
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, kind of walking in obama's life, was it struck me just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea that i was president. he didn't like that. >>
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a bit there? >> i don't think he said he didn't promise it as a priority, it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all the members of congress that supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done, and every republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so hopefully with the votes in november, people will say okay, let's come back to the table and get this done. but the president passed out of the house and out of the senate a dream act that was blocked by the minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the dream act, the kids that were here, because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got c
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> will this conviction stick? in my opinion, we will end up .supreme court of the united states on this case. >> reporter: peterson's defense team immediately said it plans to appeal his conviction for savio's murder. >> it was hearsay evidence allowed un, unprecedented amount. >> reporter: now the friends and family of stacy say they want drew peterson charged with her death as well. >> no matter what, still have it pay the price for stacy. i still believe that's around the corner. >> reporter: peterson faces a maximum of 60 years in jail. illinois does not have the death penalty. he'll be sentenced november 26th. true to form he was overheard saying as he was leaving the courtroom, i guess this will ruin my christmas. matt. >> kevin tibbles in illinois this morning, kevin, thank you very much. kathleen savio's sister was in court for the verdict. she's with us along with her attorney. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'll get to the verdict in a second. you heard it. talk to me about what it's been like to sit in the courtroom over the last few weeks. >> i wasn't allowed in there much b
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
that we provided. now you're right. we have a number of girls in schools in the united states and a number of -- everybody in this entire graduation class is in college. so, that's all exciting. to be able to do that, wherever you're ranked on anybody's list to me is a very good thing. >> oprah i have to say when i got the list and saw you were 50 out of 50 i was irritated. you didn't have a moment where you go okay fortune -- that didn't phase you. >> i wouldn't have known the magazine was out or i was on the list if you hadn't called me. no, it didn't phase me at all >> that's true. >> oprah you have been this list for 15 years. there are many powerful women out there leading businesses and what they are doing not just at work but the philanthropy they are doing on the side. talk about that in terms of giving back. the importance of giving back. >> well, you know, i believe that everybody's life, you know, there's a wonderful bible verse that i love, that i've grown up with that has been my mantra only what you do for christ will last and i think if you substitute the word christ for goo
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Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> reporter: ahead of his speech at the united nations general assembly today, president obama shared a private dinner with heads of state monday. republicans have seized on the fact that the president hasn't scheduled a single one-on-one meeting with any world leader here, but on monday white house spokesman jay carney pushed back. >> he is intensively engaged, as he has been since he took the oath of office in, matters of foreign affairs and national security. >> reporter: while most polls show romney trailing in the all-important swing state, including ohio where he's behind by five points and kicking off a bus tour today, romney told nbc news he remains confident. >> look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to win. the polls go up. polls go down. there have been some weeks i'm ahead, some weeks i'm behind. >> reporter: as for the president he's not ceding any ground. during a daytime tv conversation on the couch alongside the first lady, mr. obama hinted at a return to teaching after politi politics. >> first things first here. we do have an election a
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